How does cpanel-based site hosting work?
For your information, it's useful to be aware that the majority of the cPanel-based web space hosting offers on the present web page hosting market are generated by a very unsubstantial business niche (as far as yearly money flow is concerned) called reseller hosting. Reseller web space hosting is a sort of a small-sized marketing niche, which supplies a big quantity of different web hosting trademarks, yet offering one and the same services: mostly cPanel web hosting services. This is bad news for everybody. Why? Because of the fact that at least ninety eight percent of the web site hosting offerings on the whole web space hosting marketplace provide exactly the same service: cPanel. There's no difference at all. Even the cPanel-based web space hosting prices are similar. Very identical. Giving those who require a top web hosting service almost no other web page hosting platform/webspace hosting Control Panel alternative. So, there is only one single fact: out of more than 200k hosting brands worldwide, the non-cPanel based ones are less than 2%! Less than two percent, note that one...
200,000 "webspace hosting suppliers", all cPanel-based, yet diversely branded
The hosting "variety" and the web hosting "offers" Google reveals to us boil down to merely one and the very same solution: cPanel. Under hundreds of 1000's of different site hosting brand names. Imagine you are merely an ordinary fellow who's not very well acquainted with (as the majority of us) with the site creation procedures and the site hosting platforms, which in fact power the various domains and web sites . Are you prepared to make your hosting decision? Is there any web page hosting alternative you can pick? Of course there is, nowadays there are more than 200,000 website hosting vendors out there. Formally. Then where is the problem? Here's where: more than 98% of these 200k+ unique site hosting brand names worldwide will offer you precisely the same cPanel web page hosting Control Panel and platform, dubbed differently, with exactly the same price tags! WOW! That's how vast the diversity on the present web space hosting market is... Period.
The hosting LOTTO we are all part of
Simple math demonstrates that to choose a non-cPanel based web hosting firm is a huge stroke of fortune. There is a less than 1 in fifty chance that a thing like that will occur! Less than one in fifty...
The strengths and weaknesses of the cPanel web page hosting solution
Let's not be fierce with cPanel. At least, in the years 2001-2004 cPanel was trendy and presumably covered most web page hosting industry prerequisites. In short, cPanel can do the job for you if you have only a single domain name to host. But, if you have more domains...
Predicament No.1: A moronic domain name folder system
If you have 2 or more domain names, however, be extra careful not to remove completely the add-on ones (that's how cPanel will call each subsequent hosted domain name, which is not the default one: an add-on domain name). The files of the add-on domain names are very simple to remove on the web server, since they all are set up into the root folder of the default domain, which is the very popular public_html folder. Each add-on domain is a folder situated inside the folder of the default domain. Like a sub-folder. Next time attempt not to delete the files of the add-on domains, please. See for yourself how amazing cPanel's domain name folder system is:public_html (here my-default-domain.com is located)
public_html/my-family (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-domain.com (an add-on domain)
public_html/my-second-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-second-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-domain.com (an add-on domain name)
public_html/my-third-wife (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/my-third-wife.net (an add-on domain name)
public_html/rebeka (a folder part of my-default-domain.com)
public_html/rebeka.my-third-wife.net (a sub-domain of an add-on domain name)
Are you growing confused? We categorically are!
Shortcoming Number 2: The very same e-mail folder structure
The e-mail folder configuration on the web hosting server is exactly the same as that of the domain names... Making the very same error twice?!? The sysadmin chums firmly fortify their faith in God when dealing with the email folders on the email server, praying not to screw things up too irreparably.
Negative Point Number Three: An utter shortage of domain name management interfaces
Do we have to mention the entire lack of a contemporary domain name administration menu - a location where you can: register/transfer/renew/park or manage domain names, change domains' Whois info, secure the Whois information, alter/create nameservers (DNS) and Domain Name System resource records? cPanel does not supply such a "modern" interface at all. That's a great inconvenience. An unjustifiable one, we would like to point out...
Negative Side Number 4: Numerous login places (min two, maximum 3)
How about the need for another login to utilize the invoice transaction, domain name and technical support administration section? That's beside the cPanel user account login credentials you've been already provided by the cPanel-based site hosting service provider. Now and then, based on the billing platform (particularly conceived for cPanel exclusively) the cPanel web hosting service provider is availing of, the devoted clients can wind up with two additional login places (1: the invoice transaction/domain administration software; 2: the trouble ticket support software platform), winding up with an aggregate of 3 user login places (including cPanel).
Weakness No.5: More than a hundred and twenty webspace hosting Control Panel menus to pick up... rapidly
cPanel offers for your consideration more than 120 departments inside the website hosting Control Panel. It's a remarkable idea to pick up each and every one of them. And you'd better become familiar with them promptly... That's excessively impudent on cPanel's side.
With all due recognition, we have a rhetorical question for all cPanel webspace hosting vendors:
As far as we are informed, it's not the year 2001, is it? Mind that one as well...